The Biggest News in Loss Prevention: May 25 – 31

We know that your week can get busy, and the time you have to catch up on the news from around the retail loss prevention industry is often stolen away by other things. That’s why the LPM team sifts through headlines from all over the country to bring only the most relevant LP news to you here, in our special weekly news round-up—the perfect bookend to a productive week.

Here’s What You May Have Missed

Stockton, California’s Takes Action Against Retail Theft (STAART) program has begun.

US Customs Seizes $1.38M in Counterfeit Championship Rings
Counterfeit championship rings destined for Utica worth $1.38 million were seized by US Customs, according to a statement from officials.

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How Did a Shoplifting Bill Get Through California’s Assembly with Most Democrats Opposed?
Only one legislator in the California Assembly voted against a controversial shoplifting bill while dozens of progressive lawmakers declined to vote.

Giant Food Bans Big Bags in DC Stores to Fight Theft
Giant Food is fighting theft by banning large bags at DC-area grocery stores after businesses are taking increasingly strict measures to deter shoplifters after retail theft jumped last year.

Facial Recognition Tech Misidentifies Woman as Shoplifter
A woman recently went to a Home Bargains store to buy chocolate, but just after entering the shop, a store worker approached her and accused her of being a thief.

How Grocers Are Getting Creative in Their Battle Against Theft
From receipt checks to bag size limits, Kroger and Giant Food are among the food retailers implementing new in-store measures to reduce shrink.

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